Deadly floods hit southern Brazil

2014-06-12 07:26
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Sao Paulo - Floods in southern Brazil killed 10 people after heavy rainfall, a news report said late on Wednesday.

Heavy rain caused the Iguazu river the state of Parana to swell, the news portal G1 said.

The flooding is spreading toward Paraguay and Argentina. The volume at the Iguazu waterfall on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay on Monday jumped to a record 46 300 cubic metres per second, from 5 230 just 24 hours earlier, the newspaper Clarin reported.

The waterfall's visitor park was temporarily closed, and partially reopened on Wednesday.

The river is expected to crest in southern Paraguay in the next few days, the newspaper ABC Color reported.

About 200 families have been evacuated.


- SAPA
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